Theories and skills related to quality parent-child relationships.
Course Outline: 
  1. Introduction to Parenting
  2. Theories and Parenting
  3. Parenting Styles
  4. Authoritative Parenting and Regulation Strategies
  5. Understanding Individual Differences
  6. Transmitting Cultural Values
  7. Transition to Parenthood
  8. Building a Strong Family
  9. Nurturing Children in the Preschool Years
  10. Roles of Mothers and Fathers
  11. Work, Play, and Education in the School Years
  12. Parenting Children with Exceptionalities
  13. Sources of Stress and Support and Variations in Family Situations
  14. Adolescence and the Importance of Making Effective Parenting Decisions